Hannu O Romppanen

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BACKGROUND Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is the standard treatment for revascularisation in patients with left main coronary artery disease, but use of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for this indication is increasing. We aimed to compare PCI and CABG for treatment of left main coronary artery disease. METHODS In this prospective,(More)
BACKGROUND It is unknown whether the preferred 1-stent bifurcation stenting approach with stenting of the main vessel (MV) and optional side branch stenting using drug-eluting stents should be finalized by a kissing balloon dilatation (FKBD). Therefore, we compared strategies of MV stenting with and without FKBD. METHODS AND RESULTS We randomized 477(More)
AIMS TOTAL (N = 10 732), a randomized trial of routine manual thrombectomy vs. percutaneous coronary intervention alone in ST elevation myocardial infarction, showed no difference in the primary efficacy outcome but a significant increase in stroke. We sought to understand these findings. METHODS AND RESULTS A detailed analysis of stroke timing, stroke(More)
BACKGROUND The signaling cascades responsible for the activation of transcription factors in the hypertrophic growth of cardiac myocytes during hemodynamic overload are largely unknown. Several of the genes upregulated in the hypertrophied heart, including B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) gene, are controlled by the cardiac-restricted zinc finger(More)
The levels of adrenomedullin (ADM), a newly discovered vasodilating and natriuretic peptide, are elevated in plasma and ventricular myocardium in human congestive heart failure suggesting that cardiac synthesis may contribute to the plasma concentrations of ADM. To examine the time course of induction and mechanisms regulating cardiac ADM gene expression,(More)
AIMS Titanium-nitride-oxide-coated bioactive stents (BAS) have demonstrated a favourable outcome when compared with paclitaxel-eluting stents in patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI). In a prospective randomised non-inferiority study design, we compared the safety and efficacy of BAS versus everolimus-eluting stents (EES) in patients with acute(More)
The role of coronary flow in the regulation of ventricular B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) gene expression was studied in isolated perfused rat heart preparation. The increase of coronary flow from 5 ml/min to 20 ml/min for 2 h resulted in a 132+/-6 mm Hg increase in aortic perfusion pressure. The changes in BNP mRNA and immunoreactive BNP (IR-BNP) levels(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to compare long-term follow-up results of crush versus culotte stent techniques in coronary bifurcation lesions. BACKGROUND The randomized Nordic Stent Technique Study showed similar 6-month clinical and 8-month angiographic results with the crush and culotte stent techniques of de novo coronary artery bifurcation(More)
BACKGROUND The BASE-ACS trial demonstrated an outcome of the titanium-nitride-oxide-coated bioactive stents (BAS) statistically non-inferior to that of the everolimus-eluting stents (EES) at 12-month follow-up in patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We performed a post hoc analysis of the BASE-ACS trial with particular focus on(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effects of long-term treatment with the type 1 angiotensin (AT1) receptor antagonist losartan and the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor enalapril, on cardiac adrenomedullin (ADM), atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) and B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) gene expression. METHODS Spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and(More)